The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 23, 1953 at Comiskey Park I. The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."
"The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)
Cleveland Indians 8, Chicago White Sox 3
|Chicago White Sox||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
E –Fox (14), Minoso (11), R. Wilson (6). DP –Cleveland 1. Rosen-Avila-Glynn, Chicago 2. Krsnich-Fain, Fox-Carrasquel-Fain. 2B –Cleveland Strickland (17,off Rogovin); B. Lemon (9,off Rogovin). 3B –Cleveland Avila (3,off Rogovin), Chicago Mele (8,off B. Lemon). HR –Cleveland Doby (29,8th inning off Rogovin 0 on 2 out). SH –Westlake (4,off Rogovin); Fox (12,off B. Lemon). Team LOB –8. Team –4. SB –Avila (9,3rd base off Rogovin/R. Wilson); Westlake (1,2nd base off Rogovin/R. Wilson); Rogovin (1,2nd base off B. Lemon/Hegan). CS –Rivera (17,2nd base by B. Lemon/Hegan). U-HP –Hank Soar, 1B –Eddie Hurley, 2B –Bill Grieve, 3B –Johnny Stevens. T –2:11. A –3,657.
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Fred Schwed, Jr., in How to Watch a Baseball Game (1957) wrote our favorite baseball box score quote, "The baseball box score is the pithiest form of written communication in America today. It is abbreviated history. It is two or three hours (the box score even gives that item to the minute) of complex activity, virtually inscribed on the head of a pin, yet no knowing reader suffers from eyestrain."